laser cutting laptop bag

Softshell laptop bag

Make an individual laptop bag out of Softshell

Use your laser to cut, mark or engrave textiles. We used Softshell material to create this individual laptop bag.


Preparation

Required material:

  • Softshell or other synthetic or semi-synthetic fabric, minimum 800 x 400 mm
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Eyelet set (available from DIY superstore or crafts store)
  • Elastic band

Machine used:

  • Speedy 400, 120 Watts
  • 1.5" lens
  • Honeycomb cutting table

For this sample you can use any laser machine from the Speedy laser engraver series.

Tips:

Why not experiment with different engravings and artwork for a personalised effect?


Step by Step

Step 1: Design

Import our template or create your own design. The file provided is suitable for a 14" laptop, but you can easily adapt it to any other size.
The design consists of two parts: The outer part with pattern; and the inner part with outside contour and marking for the seam.

Send the job to the laser using the following printer driver settings:

Print Settings:

Standard 500 dpi none
Process mode Resolution Cut line
Colour Optimized geometries, inner geometries first
Halftone Others

Step 2: Engraving and cutting process

Please test the material before you start engraving the bag.

Position the fabric into the laser with the inside down and start with the first graphic. Of course, you can personalise and individualize the bag before that.  Once you have cut out the laptop cover, turn it and use the laser to mark the seam line (if required)

Adjust the parameter settings. The parameters can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available. (Please note: the parameters for black are only necessary if you also want to engrave it.)

Laser Parameters (optional):

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Black Engrave CO2 80 30 500
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 on - -

 Laser Parameters (cutting):

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Red Cut CO2 10 1.5 1000
Blue Cut CO2 7 2 1000
Colour Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
Red 1 on - -
Blue 1 on +3mm -

Step 3: Finishing

Insert the eyelet before you close the lateral seam. Please follow the instructions provided with the eyelets.

Then close the seam on the left and the right side of the cover. The scratching lines help you to use the correct position for the seam.

Now insert the rubber band, knot it together and your laptop bag is ready.



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